look at the book

For thirty-six weeks, a sketchbook was sent in random order between four artists: two in Brooklyn, two in Belfast.
Every Wednesday, one participant would receive a book. The following Monday it was sent out, giving each artist five days to complete a spread in response to the one that preceded it.
A small portion of each entry extends on to the following page. Beyond this, there was no communication between the artists concerning the content of the book during its making.
By the time it was completed, the book had travelled over sixty thousand miles.


2 thoughts on “look at the book

  1. Loved this! 4 reasons I got into this (1) I was a fan anyway of Oliver Jeffers’ books for kids (e.g. The Incredible Book-eating Boy) and enjoy his artwork, humour and occasional Ulster-Scots argot; (2) I love correspondence works generally but hadn’t really seen it done in the art world; (3) the main reason, I love the interplay of styles here; and (4) I’m from the same Belfast suburb as Oliver Jeffers (and is Rory a brother?) and my own brother now lives in Brooklyn, so both places are close to my heart. So this really feels like it’s talking to me. Thanks!

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